A Christmas Pageant, Box 74, Dec 20 1948


The title on this box was self explanatory, the contents illustrative.

Before we check out the “Christmas Pageant”, I’m showing two water polo images that were both published in the Naranjado 1949 College of Pacific Yearbook.

Waterpolo, 1948, COP (Printed and published)
Waterpolo, 1948, COP (Printed and published)

The rest of the images all belong to the “Christmas Pageant” documentary photo shoot. Date is Dec 20, 1948, a Monday Evening.

As usual for large Stockton events, it plays in the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. Joel captures a pretty large crowd attending the event.

Attending crowd for the Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948
Attending crowd for the Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948

From above image, it becomes clear that this is a College of Pacific event with support of the Symphony.

Ballet and dance at Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948
Ballet and dance at Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948

There’s music, ballet and dance, while the background shows a children’s theme. There’s a nutcracker element to it.

Ballet and dance at Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948
Children’s choir at Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948
The children at Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948
The children at Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948 (Printed)
The Wise Men at the Christmas Crib, Christmas Pageant, Dec 20, 1948
Dancers, Christmas Pageant, Stockton, Dec 20, 1948 (Printed)

That’s it for this box of negatives. It’s clear the College of Pacific creatives didn’t shy away from large productions for the entertainment of the Stocktonians.

Cheers !


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